Shawn Harrison narrowly avoided losing his House District 63 seat last year. Heading into the 2018 election cycle, Democrats are fired up about a “wave” election they say will help them win the seat.
Harrison is fully aware of that, which is why he’s stepping up fundraising efforts early in the election cycle, raking in $36,178 in last month.
Harrison has now raised $55.678 for the cycle.
A great deal of those contributions come from political committees or organizations, including law enforcement. Harrison received $1,000 contributions each from the Florida Public Benevolent Association (PBA), Tampa Police PBA, West Central PBA and Sun Coast PBA PAC.
Harrison hosted a fundraiser late in June at the Tampa Theatre featuring Mayor Bob Buckhorn.
Harrison defeated Democrat Lisa Montelione by less than two percentage points last November. No Democrat has entered the race.